Thanks for giving me a ball park time frame for an article you quote as your
bible on everything about hybrid cars.
The above article is just another one of those that shows that Toyota is such a bad car maker. LOL>
Ah, hybrids " don't at present work". Thats why 8 out of 10 Prius owners would buy one again. LOL. You sound like you are getting scared they "might work in the future" Funny stuff. I quess that's why you stay way clear of the fact that the future of the automobile is in hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electrics ( as well as clean diesel like they have in Europe). Cant get around
If i dont know where oil prices wil be going in the future. Why dont we bet on that one i know you'll find a way to change the bet to eliminate all skewing. Priceless.
Your bet only works if oil prices go down again to $45 a barrel. AND HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THAT WILL TAKE AND HOW LONG WOULD PRICE HOLD
IF IT DIPPED THAT LOW. ONE MONTH? TWO MONTHS. AND YOU CALL THAT
A GOOD WAY TO CARVE OUT A BET. YOU ARE DEFINITELY A NUMNUT AND
idiot! Such manners your parents taught you. They must be soooooo proud!
that you have taken your position based on your ideological skew and really nothing else.
I would like to make you a bet right now that in 10 years that consensus about Global warming will be strengthened and even more so in 20 years.
You could argue this way about every scientific "consensus". There
were people who believed the earth was flat way after a consensus on the
matter was formed (You probably would have joined them) What you are arguing for is a kind of ignorance. Just follow your ideological bias and disagree with all scientific consensus. If you think thats a smart way to go through life then god bless you.
The guy that argues that Toyota is not a well run car company is the same guy
who argues against scientific consensus on global warming.
What is wrong with this picture?
I quess that article i posted which showed Toyota winning quality awards for their cars and plant didn't convince you huh. Too much consensus again right.
GeeZ,why don't you 2 get a room,oh Wait you did here...
Reason for oil companies not drilling in okayed areas is because it was not economically feasible to do so,but off shore and alaska is very real probability
of easy oil to be non technical..
Europe can not be compared to US because of small ancient roads and urban areas,plus their gov't is funded by gas taxes to cause less driving and hence Smog..this was long before gas crisis,talking 1940's at least..no land or open spaces so they had to go trains and subways or mass transit to encourage commerce..
Now i personally don't call it Global warming as i prefer climate change ,of which we have had since the earth was formed..
the theory being that carbon dioxide or monoxide (sic) from Dinosaurs caused ozone to open up and create the ice age...or any number of reasons why climate changes..Meteors, whatever you want to cite,but proof is it happened already several hundred times,who knows why..
Now as for hybrids,it still creates "Global Warming" because it takes coal to make electricity to run them...and we are lucky to even keep the lights on now with population and rural development around the Globe..
My 2 Cents is the hybrids are a bridge to Natural gas or Hydrogen run cars.
That is my take,and LLoyd if you want to get your point across,please don't mention Europe as an example,they are old news and just little states with no military budget to speak of,at our cost..
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that doesnt seem to count for much around here Anyway i dont believe i
put much emphasis on Europe at all. Just talking about the future of autos in the US and the world in general. I said very simply that certain hybrids not only work but are economical but are the future of the automobile for the next 20 years from my research. Of course there are a lot of car companies jumping on the hybrid bandwagon which make some that dont make any sense economically.
The sooner we get off oil the better we will all be. I am speaking from an envirommental point of view, economical point of view and political point of view (Iran would be one example). Even the former head of the CIA James Woosley believes as i do; drives a hybrid and he aint no liberal. So stick that in your pipe John and smoke it!
I like what boone pickens has to say about it,and he's an oil man..
Once again you try to bring up this false statement (democrats in congress also tried to) that has already been dispelled. I answered this before and I see "JohnnyIrishXM" has answered once again. Your an idiot you have fallen for the samething you accuse me of. The problem is you and the democrats dont have the facts to back it up. Fact: there is a cost to drilling in the areas that they have leases on (they dont own the land). The studies have shown that the oil that are in those areas does not make up for the cost to drill. Fact: the few areas that they are able to get enough oil out of and be economical are at present being held up by red tape and law suits.
There is one thing you cant deni and that is most of the people that drive thre prius are of the same mind as you. they ether believe in the global warming theory or actually have not looked at the facts about the cost of buying and maintaining one. I also have no doubt these same people think solar power is also economical and saves them money in the end. As for the future you have the same problem as most that cant argue a point very well you forget the FIRST yes the FIRST comment to you which was this;
"lloyd Handwerker, You dont have a clue do you. First of all I doubt that any of the people you mention are against hybrids, IF THEY WORK AND ARE ECONOMCAL. The fact is they dont and are not yet, you nimnuts. If the government did not give tax credits for them they would not sell enough of them that car companies would keep making them, that alone should tell you that the technology doesn't work. The fact it takes almost as long as the car life span just for the savings on fuel to make up for the cost of the car should be a clue to you (that does not include the cost of not having the money for that period of time ether)."
Finally, once again your an idiot, what didnt you see what happen to your hybrid sales when the price of oil dropped from 145 to 35 a barrel. It didn't take to long before the hybrid sales to drop off huge did it.
P.S. The 70s and 80s tell me all I need to know about what happens after oil prices come down.
Last edited by john; 06-23-2009 at 06:06 PM.